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    • #708007
      urbanisto
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      A much neglected corner of the city that surely deserves its own thread.

      As mention in the Stack A thread the Five Lamps area is getting two new developments – one just completed and one just started. Also noticed yesterday that the row of shops beside the old DART entrance are being demolished. A new 5 storey development will replace them. I welcome this…I would much prefer to see larger schemes along the street and the existing shops were in bits, Interestingly the motorbike store that was here moved into the old DART building.

    • #760101
      Anonymous
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      I think it was a positive move for Amiens Street to demolition the old ramp and have the luas platform the way it is. Although I dont know how they will solve the mess of extending the luas to the Point, without substantailly altering the existing platform.

    • #760102
      Gaudi
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      Personally I think the closure of the DART station (a year or two ago) and the relocation of the Bike shop into the DART station is a disgrace. The government is ploughing 500million of taxpayers money into that part of Dublin and CIE responds by closing the local DART station, thereeby forcing commuters the long walk via the mainline station. CIE cite the nearby drug clinic as the reason as druggies apparently were coming out of the drug clinic with their taxpayer paid for drugs and then selling them to other druggies in the station.

      Ridiculous on several counts!! 😡

    • #760103
      urbanisto
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      Im not sure that was the reason for closing this ticket hall and entrance. That opening up of the Docklands and the arrival of Luas are much more likely reasons to close off this entrance. It could be though that as Amiens Street develops the entrance will reopen again.

      Interestingly the local drug clinic is located in a lovely row of Georgian houses all of which are in need of some tlc. PVC windows (of varying styles) have been allowed to creep in and no doubt the interiors are in bits. I particularly like the row on Preston Street which could be a potentially lovely cul de sac, if a little noisy.

      As for the Bike Shop….I guess the man has to go somewhere and the new shop looks temporary. Perhaps he will relocate back in the new building when its completed.

    • #760104
      Gaudi
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      I enquired the day it closed and apparently the druggies had been intimidating people – which I believe, so I suppose CIE took that as their chance to close it. I enquired again recently and was told they have no plans to reopen it . I suppose at least while the clinic is there who blames them. Sad state of affairs really, for Amiens St at least.

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